Friday, 13 November 2015

Growing Wings by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, my Brushos have come out to play again this week for a bright and cheery journal page featuring my lovely new Monarch butterfly stamp, which I couldn’t wait to ink up.



Distress Inks – Ripe Persimmon, Twisted Citron, Hickory Smoke
Brusho Crystals – Orange, Lemon, Gamboge, Yellow Ochre, Lime Green
Sponge Applicator or Cut ‘n’ Dry Foam
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Big Chat Stickers



I coloured the journal page with the Brusho Crystals, sprinkling on all of the colours except the orange. I added them in random patches and then misted the page with water. I turned the page sideways and let the colours run. They formed fairly loose stripes, which I rather like.

When the page was dry, I used the butterfly stencil with the Ripe Persimmon Distress ink to add the butterflies in the top right hand corner. I stamped on the spiky floral image with the Twisted Citron Distress ink, followed by the cross-stitch design with the Hickory Smoke ink.

Stamp the Monarch butterfly on stamping paper with the black ink. I then used the orange and yellow ochre Brusho Crystals as paint by misting them with water on an acrylic block. I checked on the internet for the colours as I wanted mine to be as authentic as possible!

I cut the butterfly out and glued it to the page in the bottom left hand corner. I then used the black stickers to add my chosen text to the page. 

I hope my journal page will encourage you to break out the Brushos too!


Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x


  1. Lovely lime background with Brusho, beautiful and happy page Fliss

  2. Gorgeous background with yummy colours and the big butterfly is wonderful! xxx

  3. Gorgeous a touch of sun on this grim day

  4. A beautiful Summery page Fliss! xxx

  5. Just what we need on a day like today, lovely cheery page
    Amanda x

  6. A wonderful tonic for the weather that we are suffering!
    Bright, cheerful colours... so beautiful.

  7. Definitely bright and cheerful - much needed in the midst of all this grim grey dampness!
    Alison x


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